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Grand Forks is the third-largest city in the State of North Dakota (after Fargo and Bismarck) and is the county seat of Grand Forks County. According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 52,838, while the total of the city and surrounding metropolitan area was 98,461. Grand Forks, along with its twin city of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, forms the center of the Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is often called Greater Grand Forks or The Grand Cities. Located on the western banks of the north-flowing Red River of the North, in a flat region known as the Red River Valley, the city is prone to flooding. The Red River Flood of 1997 devastated the city. Originally called Les Grandes Fourches by French fur traders from Canada, who had long worked and lived in the region, steamboat captain Alexander Griggs platted a community after being forced to winter there. The Grand Forks post office was established in 1870; and the town was incorporated on February 22, 1881. The city was named for its location at the fork of the Red River and the Red Lake River. Historically dependent on local agriculture, the city's economy now encompasses higher education, defense, health care, manufacturing, food processing, and scientific research. Grand Forks is served by Grand Forks International Airport and Grand Forks Air Force Base. The city's University of North Dakota is the oldest institution of higher education in the state. The Alerus Center and Ralph Engelstad Arena host athletic and other events, while the North Dakota Museum of Art and Chester Fritz Auditorium are the city's largest cultural venues.

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It is the third largest city in the state of North Dakota and a twin of East Grand Forks of Minnesota. The place is mainly known for its aggro prominent culture and suburb like environment. Though there are no prominent landmarks, activities like Sports and theatres provides it with the entertainment it is needed. Activities like hunting and fishing are quite prevalent here. Visitors travelling the place can check out its various malls with the prominent one being the Columbia mall. If you are coming with family, there are various food joints and restaurants spread throughout the city where you can sit and relax. The city is not large and is well connected by bus and taxis. If you don't mind walking, backpacking through its busy streets is one of the best ways to get acquainted with its culture and people. Come for food and enjoyment.

 

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Facts and Stats for Grand Forks*

  • Pollution Statistics in Grand Forks

    Know the pollution level of Grand Forks before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Grand Forks: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Grand Forks for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Grand Forks.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.5 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 68.75 (High)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 68.75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
  • Living in Grand Forks - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 70.96 (High)
    • Climate Index 25.33 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 27.59 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 15 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 62.96 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.63 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Grand Forks

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Grand Forks

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 65 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 44 USD

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